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, a huge change to the u.s. military. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in ira
. women already make up 15% of the overall force and 17% of the officers in the military, but the pentagon's latest decision update updates a 1994 policy change that prohibited women from serving in ground combat units. only, excluding women from combat units never excluded them from the consequences of conflict. women have been working alongside combat units in support roles that put them right in the middle of conflicts where the new front line is wherever the next ied or mortar attack or suicide bomb happens to b and while the u.s. military's old policy discriminated against the women as the casualties can attest, the attackers did not. 283,000 women have been deployed to iraq and afghanistan since 2001, and since then, more than 800 women have been wounded and more than 130 killed in those conflicts. so the pentagon's announcement was not only welcomed, but long overdue, and more importantly, it also shatters what has been a nearly impenetrable brass ceiling. the military is most likely to be populated be by officers with combat experience and that meant before now, they were most like
going, you need higher wage growth. that is my two cents. one step closer to sequestration. the pentagon's new warnings. melissa: the toxic fog. utah battling a winter smog that has a group of doctors there glaring a health emergency. ♪ >> at 22 minutes past the hour, i have your fox news minute. more than 50 people have been killed in riots that began friday. the two-year anniversary of the uprising then president. forcing islam is rebels to flee north. forces have seized the airport as they search for fighters hiding in the city. dutch queen beatrix will give a speech tonight expected to make it official that she will advocate almost 75-year-old queen will be succeeded by her eldest son. those are your headlines on the fox business network. back to melissa and lori. lori: thank you very much lauren. three weeks since the ntsb started looking into the liners. all 7873 liners were grounded. they will shift their focus away to the battery maker. none of this is good news for boeing who hopes to get the dreamliner, of course, back up in the air. do not count out boeing. the report came i
top level white house jobs to women. we are also looking at how the pentagon is planning to respond to north korea's new round of threats including nuclear tests and the vice president's sneaky strategy to try to pressure gun owners to support the administrations. pushing for new gun control laws. you are in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with the reshuffling at the white house. a few hours ago, president obama announced he is moving the deputy security adviser do into the position of white house chief of staff. today's big news as the president's clear response to complaints that women were not getting enough top level jobs. the white house correspondent has the latest information. jessica? update us on what's going on. it's a sensitive subject. >> it is. in choosing dennis mcdonough he chose comfort, friendship and trust over political pressure and the chance to make history that would have come for naming the first female chief of staff to the post. dennis donough is a long time trusted aid. here's what the president said when he announced the choice. >> i have been countin
' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >>> welcome back. they attempted to bully secretary of state clinton yesterday. they were back at it again today. senators mccain, johnson, and paul are ignoring the truth about the attack on benghazi so they can advance their right-wing agenda. secretary of state hillary clinton smacked down tea party senator ron johnson yesterday. johnson blundered again at senator john kerry's confirmation hearing today. >> you work with me then on an ongoing basis so we can get that behind us so we
the republicans' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> welcome back. they attempted to bully secretary of state clinton yesterday. they were back at it again today. senators mccain, johnson, and paul are ignoring the truth about the attack on benghazi so the
administration. the pentagon today said it has become as more -- as many as 46,000 temporary employees at a budget cuts. the department of defense set to see $487 billion in cuts over the next decade. the pentagon also warning that if further budget cuts to take place it will be forced to furlough most of its 800,000 full-time citizen employees. welcome my next guest became the country's first female four-star general back in 2008. rewarded her perspective to allow women in combat and a place to have with this general and then would become a retired commanding general of the u.s. army material command. could to have you here. your thoughts from your perspective what this means for first the army itself in the country. >> well, good evening, lou. first, i think it is a great decision. it is a good decision. the timing is right, and that think this decision now runs policy with the current realities on today's battlefield . lou: the realities include a more technologically oriented military, but still the requirements for special operations, special forces, infantry. in your judgment and
in order to talk to afghan women and children. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following these developments for us this morning. where is the major opposition to this coming from, barbara? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. there are some groups that are opposing it because they have concerns about women serving in the military, frankly, and have had those concerns for years. but in the case of this, bipartisan support largely. once the joint chiefs endorsed the idea, hard to oppose them. nonetheless, senator john mccain is one of the senators articulating his view, his concern that rigorous physical standards be maintained if women are going to serve in dangerous units like infantry, special forces, then he is saying the rigorous standards must apply to them as well for everyone's safety in those types of situations. you know it's going to raise a really interesting prospect the next time the military goes on a raid to get somebody like osama bin laden, will women be along. soledad. >> so what do women think about this -- overall about lifting its ban? >> reporter
will be allowed to serve on the front lines but don't expect to see changes right away. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence tells us why. >> reporter: army infantry, marine recon, even special ops, on thursday, they all opened to women for the first time. the pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat, but there's a catch. did you know today's army would be so different than the one you joined? >> no. >> reporter: staff sergeant kelly rodriguez deployed three times to iraq and afghanistan and became one of the first female combat medics to work directly with special operations forces. >> it worked out because in future deployments that unit has taken several females to do that mission. >> reporter: in recent years the navy opened subamarine duty to women and the marines female engagement teams walked foot patrols with combat units. but there's a catch to opening the infantry. all jobs won't open immediately, and the pentagon left itself some wiggle room. sources say the services have to assess each job and unit to see if and when it'd be feasible for women to be integrated without lo
rhetoric, or does north korea really have the capability to attack? pentagon correspondent barbara starr has all the details. >> reporter: north korea's latest sabre rattling. threatening the south just one day after pyongyang said it will lob missiles at the u.s. and conduct a new nuclear test, leaving no doubt leader kim jong-un isn't giving up his father's nuclear program. the u.s. might not is advanced warning of a new underground test. >> they have the capability, frankly, to conduct these tests in a way that make it very difficult to determine whether or not they are doing it. >> reporter: but there are signs they're ready to test if ordered. >> the north korean are maintaining a fairly high state of readiness at the test site. that means that if the order is given from pyongyang to go ahead, they can probably conduct the test in a few weeks. >> reporter: satellite imagery shows a tunnel entrance where the device may undergo final assembly. a bunker for personnel and equipment. and a communications network to make sure the order to detonate can be carried out. north korea's weapons
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people politically at least they wouldn't to worry about being annihilated. >>> also the pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat today. in reality women have already been in combat for some time, certainly exposed to enemy fire as tammy duckworth can attest to. >>> everyone agrees now is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. and the active ingredient relieves your cough. i eve
. androgel 1.62%. >>> a new poll finds the nation strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement that women will be able to serve combat roles in the military. gallup reports 74% in favor of the decision. and the numbers hold up when you break it down by sex. joining me now is mary jennings-hagar. she served two tours of duty in afghanistan, also injured in combat when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. m.j., such a pleasure to have you on the back. >> good morning, alex. >> in life, as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> and when you heard that, what did you think? >> that he completely understands where where we're coming from. that's what we're asking for. nobody is asking for fwaurn tgu positions many we're asked for the opportunity to compete, based on skill rather than gender. >> you are one of the women that brought the lawsuit. was it evident when you brought the case that the pentagon would change its stance? >> you know, alex, i have to be honest, i
the entire military, entire pentagon and not pay one dime of federal anything and still lose money. we have to deal with these entitlements. with the fraud, with the entitlements as a whole, but no one in d.c. is willing to do that. no one, it's pathetic. >> brenda: gary b, that's the question here, what incentives do the people have who are running this program have to get in and cut this fraud? >> exactly, brenda. look, fraud goes on in private sector, public sector, but here is the problem. in private sector, if so much fraud and thiefery goes on and the taxpayer, and you point out the core problem. in the public sector, there's he no incentive for fraud to go away. people are paid on a bottom line, don't lose their dime if there's more fraud. the only incentive for the bubble sector, if you're a medicare or medicaid government employee is to grow your power base. make it even bigger. that's why, toby is right, it's probably a factor of 10 to 20, to maybe 50. how much fraud is actually going on. probably in the billions of dollars. no one is losing their job, because the pie is big, i do
and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no word on if it will appeal. she was found guilty of murdering her2-year-old daughter but found guilty of lying to -- i'm sorry, not guilty of murdering her daughter but guilty of lying to police. now casey anthony
them to deplane and delayed them by about 90 minutes according to pentagon officials. then there's the decision by success tear of state clinton and state department undersecretary of management, patrick kennedy, in the operations center that night, not to send a fest or foreign emergency support team, which the state department's own website describes as the government's only interagency on call short notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents. as a result, the fbi could not enter the complex for 24 days at which point most evidence was gone. >> secretary clinton will be asked in particular why more securitifuls not provided after the june 6th bombing attack, and why ambassador stevens left part of the security team behind in tripoli, why the secrecy? lou? lou: jennifer, thank you. jennifer griffin, fox news national cor responsibility. exit polls show benjamin netanyahu winning the third term as prime minister of israel tonight. this, as the united states is providing a gift to egypt and muslim brotherhood member, president of e jupt, morsi. four f [laughter] 16 fight
the way back in 2009, three pentagon's cabin built, not that we have the money to do it, just the time. a mountain climbing team could have made it to the top of everest and back 292 *. finally, we could have built all 179 miles of the keystone pipeline in that time the senate has been sitting on its budget riding pants. you get the picture. we have been waiting. they have been dawdling. bottom-line, and still could end up being the canary in the coal mine. one guest just they told me and other highly paid athletes might move out of the country, say to the bahamas to avoid paying u.s. taxes. the democrats have their way and raise taxes again, talk about divide between the wealthy in the port. there will be no wealthy. it will all of move of the country. you think of getting? you tell me, where is former french president nicholas sarkozy? the country where the socialist president plans to introduce a 75% tax rate on millionaires. according to investigators, he has apparently left the country and taxes have something to do with it. coming up, house republicans have a plan for the debt ce
of spending we'll have in this country. the cuts in the sequester are too much for the pentagon for republicans to like. that will be focus rather than having republicans blamed for defaulting on the debt or shutting down the government. that was a shrewd move on their part. melissa: everybody talks about we need to get entitlement spending uncontrol. we need to balance our books, seems like it but also seems like no one is really serious about doing that, republicans included. you're an inside guy who got frustrated with the process and left. do you think any politicians in washington are sincerely committed to reforming entitlements, even the republicans? >> well, there are a few. i mean people who put the long-term best interests of the country ahead of short term political expediency but it is hard, melissa. because most of these folks want to get reelected. they need to be popular and difficult to be popular if you tell people we have to trim medicare, social security. we'll have to raise taxes. people don't like to do those things. the path of least resistance is to borrow
of the pentagon, secretary of defense, secretary of defense panetta has said that he's going to lift the ban on women in combat. what's your thought on that? >> i think that i respect that judgment. i would emphasize that there are certain specialties that require certain physical capabilities and i would not bar women, for example, seal teams, okay? i would not bar them from them if that's the decision, but i hope that they would have to measure up to the same physical standards because these seals are the best example, they're a small unit. they have to depend on each other and i'm not saying that women can't perform that way i just hope that we would keep the same standard requirements for screening and eligibility to be a member particularly if some of our elite military units. >> greta: and another log jam issue in washington. one of my colleagues confirmed that speaker boyner told a group of republicans on the house side that president obama's focus is to annihilate the republican party. is that the collective viewpoint here in the republicans in the senate or not? >> greta, i've seen
. >> sean: now, some are applauding the pentagon decisions and others say this is a very dangerous idea. joining me now with reaction, a former pennsylvania congressman, three star a admiral, and heather mcdonald. all right, i'm not a conspiracy theorist, isn't it coincident, hillary clinton, after months of waiting and testimony, they announce they're going to come out with this, is that coincidental? >> well, there's a lot of background to this, i think, but that that's the case it's appalling because this is a decision with long-terms consequences that needs to be thought about more deeply. i would assume that this is more about the obama agenda of absolute equality. i keep hearing the justification for this is to improve women's chances of career advancement. i've not heard anybody make the argument that this is a way to maximize our combat effectiveness. >> sean: you talk about this on a column and national view online today and you go into some detail. you talk about it's people in close quarters. you talk about the differences between men and women, the obvious differences and yo
at the pentagon. i'm not opposed to that. you need a sensible defense program reflecting what the needs are today in to protect the country and defend our bogses around the world. liz: senator, how much of the problem is the fact that washington, d.c. seems to be living in bubble city? you know, the real estate's going strong, lobbyists, consul at that particular times in the -- consultants in the city going great. that impact decisions in washington, d.c.? go ahead. >> oh, i think so. i think you're in a bubble up here, but, also, remember, members of congress and members of the senate, if they are doing the job, they are going home to the districts, their states, talking to people, listening to people. i think district by district or state by state, people get that this debt and this deficit is going to consume us. part of the problem though, again, an i go back to the president. he has the biggest megaphone in the town and country. he has to be responsible and step up and speak up and lead. now, based on his inaugural address, maybe he's not going to do that, but that really worried me about t
: what's the problem taking out the ridiculous spending? >> exactly. gerri: a pentagon oficial cede said if sequester goes through, hundreds of thousands of civilian employees furloughed. what do you think? >> that's probably true. you know, and it's unfortunate, and i've been saying this for months that the sequester is not a good way to cut spending, but i hate to say it, could be the only way to get cuts in spending. we have to do this. look, you know it, we can't borrow 40 cents for every dollar spent, not a trillion dollars a year, it's unfortunate, people lose jobs. i live in northern virginia, people on the street i live will be affected by this, but you know what? business had to cut people; right? i mean, businesses got trimmed. they got efficient, and, actually, businesses, as you know, you just covered the story, united states is the place to live best in. why can't government be efficient like private industry does? gerri: we can dream, steve. by the way, you are one of my favorite guests of all time. i have to say that. thanks for bringing your smart comments. >> have a grea
that the pentagon may have plans for a surgical strike on iran's nuclear facilities. the president of a foundation that focuses on nuclear weapons policy, joe thank you so much for being here. we have two issues to take up. let's begin with iran. what do you think of this? it only makes sense but to hear it from ehud barak, a lot of people are paying attention that u.s. has plans for a surgical strike on their facilities. what do you make of that. >> most experts interpreted that as israel sort of backing away from a threat of launching a full-scale military attack itself. he was saying, there's a lot of other possibilities here. we don't have to go in with a sledge hammer. this is a word he used. you can go in with a scalpel. the u.s. has military scalpels it's prepared. this sosk true. options that would perhaps take out a single facility or a critical node in the infrastructure. this is a good sign for us that the israelis are willing to give diplomacy more of a chance. you heard senator kerry in his testimony just this week to be secretary of state asserting that he wants to give diplomacy a c
into a pentagon badly in need of more reform, more budget cutting, and who better to do that, than someone with the kind of credibility with the troops that chuck hagel has. >> chuck schumer, speaking of chucks, another chuck, ari, chuck schumer, as you know, a very strong supporter of israel, very tough on iran and its nuclear program. he had a private meeting with hagel, emerged strongly endorsing hagel, saying he'll vote to confirm him. you read that long statement that schumer put out on what he was told by hagel during the course of that private meeting. i rey sum that's reassuring. i assume that's reassuring to you. is it reassuring enough for republicans to vote to confirm him? >> no, i think hagel has broken the land speed record for the most apologies on a way to a hopeful confirmation. i've never heard of a nominee who has apologized to so many different people for so many different positions he's took over his career in order for him to get confirmed. i suspect this is more a confirmation conversion than anything heartfelt from hagel. that's why he's saying this. explaining away
of four service women who joined a lawsuit challenging the pentagon's women policy and author continuk king browne. a local reporter goes into an animal pen and watch this. >> from the county fair, linda carson, abc 7. would you not eat my pants? >> let's look at that again. what a good sport she is. she's laughing. >> linda carson, abc 7 -- would you not eat my pants. i'm sorry, with he can just cancel the show and watch that for another hour and a half. she was recording a track for her story about kids that raise goats. she is totally okay. completely okay. that is the only reason we can show this to you and laugh as hard as we are. we are told the pen was recently cleaned. so you know, the fallout is rather gross. >> look at her face. she's such a good sport. she's laughing through it. >> that's a tough interview. i've had tough interviews, but that's tough. >> all right. 36 minutes past the hour. two years ago today the world witnessed a revolution in egypt. we'll go live to cairo. that is coming up. >> plus, a cop with a keen instinct may have prevent a mass shooting tragedy. [ w
underscored a new terror threat taking place right now in north africa. our pentagon correspondent, barbara star, is joining us. what are you picking up on this front, barbara? >> well, wolf, officials that i am talking to are saying the old 9/11 era of al qaeda spending years planning one single big attack, that is over. and this new era may leave the u.s. intelligence community struggling to catch up. mokhtar belmokhtar is part of a generation of terrorists rising across north africa, tied to al qaeda, but operating in very different ways. >> i argue they are more dangerous to both the united states and our allays. >> this is an era of a new threat, a threat to western interests across the region. >> reporter: the challenge for the cia? >> we can't keep saying, well, it's just yemen, it's just mali, it's just benghazi, it's just tunisia. can't do that. >> what we're seeing is a blending of different types of operatives and groups coming together at different times. >> reporter: africa-based groups don't seem to need central leadership and osama bin laden. militants have made advances. the
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